Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582

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bach582.nwc (July 2001) 27 kB
Full name of work:Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582
Composer:Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750), German
About:http://www.classical.net/music/comp.lst/bachjs.php
Music category:Baroque
Instruments:Organ
Name of file creator:Hicks, Grant
e-mail address:ghicks02 "at" sprynet "dot" com
Running time:00:11:09
Comments:One of Bach's greatest organ works. The Passacaglia is a set of 20 continuous variations on an 8-bar ostinato theme first stated in the pedal. The Fugue is in 4 voices and is based on the first half of the passacaglia theme.
Based on the notation "cembalo e pedale" in the manuscript, some have contended that the work was intended not for organ but for pedal harpsichord.
This NoteWorthy file uses a non standard font. This can be obtained as follows:
Boxmarks - Scriptorium download at http://nwc-scriptorium.org/helpful/boxmarks.zip
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